Mark your calendars for Saturday August 15th at 8pm because The Forum Stories is getting back to its original recipe with special guests Jackie Barry and Levi Noe! Thump Coffee will host and also introduce us to some of their new offerings. Intrigued? RSVP for one of the limited seats!

While our last event provided a welcome jaunt into the absurd, it’s time to dig back into the true stories that make Denver one hell of a good town. Once everyone settles in with drinks in hand, Sam will interview local artist, small business owner, and adventurer Jackie Barry. Next, we’ll experience a live taping of Levi Noe’s audio art podcast, Rocky Mountain Revival, performed by the band Electric Thinking Machine (Daniel Grant, Tyler Morse, Dwight Vernon Forcey and Adam Bucholz) and voice actors Hannah Abraham, Tomas Campos, and others. The evening will round out with a few songs from the band as well as announcements on future events.

DETAILS:

  • Time: 8-9:30pm
  • Location: Thump Coffee (1201 East 13th Avenue)
  • Participating Artists:
    • Jackie Barry
    • Levi Noe

RSVP before spots fill up! (Limited to 65)

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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JACKIE BARRY

Jackie Barry grew up in the woods of eastern Pennsylvania. She received her BFA in Printmaking/Book Arts from The University of the Arts in 2011.

While in art school, Jackie was an active participant in the printmaking community in Philadelphia, working for The Print Center, apprenticing at Space 1026, and assisting in screen printing demos for SGC International. She also spent a summer teaching screen printing, public art, and zine-making courses to high school students in New Haven at Yale University’s pre-college program. In 2011 she received The Library Award from The University of the Arts for her offset lithography book entitled, “In His Time: A Quick, Visual Biography of Ernie Hemingway”, which was then was placed in the University’s permanent collection. In subsequent years, her work was collected by The Free Library of Philadelphia and The Brooklyn Art Library.

Her last few years in Philadelphia were spent on the Delaware River building and restoring wooden sailboats at The Independence Seaport Museum. She was apprentice to master boat-builder John Brady at the museum’s Workshop On The Water. It was during this time that Jackie began incorporating traditional nautical signaling flags (and flags in general) into her work.

Since her move to Denver in 2012, she has taken time to explore other art forms beyond printmaking. In 2013 she was commissioned by The Allen Ginsberg Estate to create an illustration of “Ginzy” for various retail wearables in their online store and new brick-and-mortar shop in New York. That same year, she founded Front Range Flag Co., a passion-project turned full-fledged custom flag company with a focus on adventure, inspired by her new Colorado landscape. She has also had the pleasure to work on various illustration projects for PechaKucha, Denver Bicycle Café, Our Mutual Friend Malt and Brew, Girls Rock Denver, and Ural Motorcycles.

Jackie recently wrapped up a highly successful exhibition at Leon Gallery entitled, “Nobody Deserves You the Way That I Do.”

 

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LEVI NOE

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado Levi Andrew Noe attended Metropolitan State University of Denver, receiving a B.A. in English writing. For over eight years Levi has been a teacher and instructor of children ages zero to twelve, as well as a tutor of college age students with learning disabilities and an ESL teacher in Japan. Levi has many passions, though writing will always be his one true love. He has traveled extensively through North America and Asia, he practices and teaches yoga, and is the owner/creator of Tall Tales Yoga LLC a story-based children’s yoga program. Levi won first prize in 2011 and 2013 in Spirit First’s international poetry competition. His works have appeared in Twisted Vine, River Poets Journal, Elephant Journal and Japan Travel. Levi’s first published children’s book, One Day as a Raven, is offered in the kindle store.

He is the editor in chief and founder of the podcast Rocky Mountain Revival, Audio Art Journal, which can be found on iTunes or Stitcher.